Use the tax calendars for specific IRS due dates for filing your tax forms and paying your taxes. Different due dates apply to individuals and corporations, and certain individuals have due dates that do not pertain to others.


If you operate on a fiscal year, see tax calendar information for Fiscal-Year Taxpayers.

Federal Due Dates by Month



January 2021
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  • January 1 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (New Year's Day) For more information
  • January 11 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during December, report them to your employer For more information
  • January 15 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your estimated tax for 2020 if you did not pay your income tax for the year through withholding (or did not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES For more information
  • January 15 — Farmers & fishermen
    Pay your estimated tax for 2020 using Form 1040-ES For more information
  • January 18 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) For more information
  • January 31 — All Employers
    Give your employees their copies of Form W2 for 2019. If an employee agreed to receive Form W2 electronically, have it posted on a website and notify the employee of the posting.
  • January 31 — Individuals who must make estimated tax payments
    If you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15, you may choose (but are not required) to file your income tax return (Form 1040) for 2020 by January 31. Filing your return and paying any tax due by January 31 prevents any penalty for late payment of the last installment. If you cannot file and pay your tax by January 31, file and pay your tax by April 15.
  • January 31 — Payers of gambling winnings
    If you either paid reportable gambling winnings or withheld income tax from gambling winnings, give the winners their copies of Form W2G.
  • January 31 — All businesses
    Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2020 For more information

February 2021
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  • February 1 — All businesses
    Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2020 For more information
  • February 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during January, report them to your employer For more information
  • February 15 — Individuals
    If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding last year on the Form W-4, you must file a new Form W-4 by this date to continue your exemption for another year For more information
  • February 15 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Washington's Birthday) For more information
  • February 28 — All businesses
    File information returns (for example, Forms 1099) for certain payments you made during 2020.
  • February 28 — All employers
    File Form W3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, along with Copy A of all the Forms W2 you issued for 2020. If you file Forms W2 electronically, your due date for filing them with the SSA will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms remains January 31.

March 2021
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  • March 2 — Farmers & fishermen
    File your 2019 income tax return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due For more information
  • March 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during February, report them to your employer For more information
  • March 15 — S Corporation election
    File Form 2553, Election by a Small Business Corporation, to elect to be treated as an S corporation beginning with calendar year 2019. If Form 2553 is filed late, S corporation treatment will begin with calendar year 2021.
  • March 15 — Partnerships
    File a 2020 calendar year return (Form 1065) For more information
  • March 16 — S Corporations
    File a 2019 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due For more information
  • March 31 — Electronic filing of Forms W2
    File copies of all the Forms W2 you issued for 2020. This due date applies only if you electronically file.
  • March 31 — Electronic filing of Forms W2G
    File copies of all the Forms W2G you issued for 2020. This due date applies only if you electronically file.
  • March 31 — Electronic filing of Forms 8027
    File Forms 8027 for 2020. This due date applies only if you electronically file.

April 2021
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  • April 12 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.
  • April 15 — Individuals
    File a 2020 income tax return (Form 1040) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040 by October 15.
  • April 15 — Corporations
    File a 2020 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due. For more information
  • April 15 — Individuals
    If you are not paying your 2021 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2021 estimated tax. Use Form 1040ES.
  • April 15 — Household Employers
    If you paid cash wages of $2,200 or more in 2020 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H For more information
  • April 15 — Corporations
    Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2020 For more information
  • April 15 — Individuals
    If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien living and working (or on military duty) outside the United States and Puerto Rico, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due. If you want additional time to file your return, file Form 4868 to obtain 3 additional months to file For more information

May 2021
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  • May 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during April, report them to your employer For more information
  • May 31 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Memorial Day) For more information

June 2021
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  • June 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during May, report them to your employer For more information
  • June 15 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2021 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the second installment For more information
  • June 15 — Corporations
    Deposit the second installment of estimated income tax for 2021 For more information

July 2021
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  • July 5 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Independence Day) For more information
  • July 12 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during June, report them to your employer For more information

August 2021
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  • August 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during July, report them to your employer For more information

September 2021
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  • September 6 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Labor Day) For more information
  • September 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer For more information
  • September 15 — Individuals
    Make a payment of your 2021 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment For more information
  • September 15 — S Corporations
    File a 2020 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic extension For more information
  • September 15 — Partnerships
    File a 2020 calendar year return (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional extension
  • September 15 — Corporations
    Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2021 For more information

October 2021
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  • October 11 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Columbus Day) - For more information
  • October 12 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during September, report them to your employer - For more information
  • October 15 — Individuals
    If you have an automatic extension to file your income tax return for 2020, file Form 1040 and pay any tax, interest, and penalties due - For more information

November 2021
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  • November 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during October, report them to your employer - For more information
  • November 11 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday(Veterans Day) - For more information
  • November 25 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday(Thanksgiving Day)

December 2021
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  • December 10 — Employees who work for tips
    If you received $20 or more in tips during November, report them to your employer For more information
  • December 15 — Corporations
    Deposit the fourth installment of estimated income tax for 2021 For more information
  • December 24 — Everyone
    Federal Holiday (Christmas Day) For more information

Federal Due Dates by Taxpayer Type